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{Letter From The Editor}


s I sit, writing from the comfort of my bed in the early hours of the morning, the only sounds I

can hear are the (not so quiet) snores of my dog Bodhi. He often sleeps on the couch only to come lay his body the long way next to mine every morning. Little Simon who never leaves my side, has lost most of his hearing and is often oblivious to

Bodhi’s arrival... so at the moment things are peaceful. This is my typical morning as well as one of my favorite parts of the day. I may spend a fair amount of time being woken up by a small dog on my head or a big dog trapping me under the blankets but it’s mornings like these that make me love sharing my life with dogs. What I’m also reminded of is how lucky I am to wake up at 4am to write a letter about it to you as the editor of this magazine.

5 Editor: Stephanie Georgia

Assistant Editors: Harvey R.I.P. Simon the Sinister Caprica 6 Bodhi (permanent foster asst. editor)

Graphic Design Stephanie Georgia

Contributors: Mike Fink Lisa Rodier Stephanie Caress Jim Phillips Lucian French Dr. Marty Becker DVM

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While I’m cuddling in bed with the pups, I’m also putting the finishing touches on one of my other favorites things and that is the holiday issue. This particular issue includes our yearly gift guide which I hope you find useful. Each item we’ve included can be purchased in the area. I hope you find time to visit and purchase Christmas gifts from some of the amazing businesses we’ve included. I encourage you to shop small and local as much as you can this year and please tell our supporters who sent you! Also inside this new issue, you will find some interesting articles such as “Pets Empower”, highlighting a fairly new organization that is helping domestic violence victims and their pets. Another informative read is “Toss Those Cookies” on page 26. While not the most ‘appetizing’ article, I feel it’s important to know how to induce vomiting in an emergency and how to determine when or if it’s necessary for your pet to ‘toss their cookies.’ I hope you enjoy the newest issue of the Animal Print and have a safe and wonderful holiday & new year! Stephanie Georgia editor/publisher

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Rescue Goat With Anxiety Only Calms Down In Her Duck Costume

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Familiarity promotes prosocial behavior Compared to the rest of the animal kingdom, the human capacity for cooperation is something quite special. Cooperating with one another requires a certain amount of prosocial behaviour. This means helping others without any direct personal benefit. Prosociality has already been demonstrated in animals that are very closely related with humans, i.e. primates. One study found prosocial behaviour in dogs toward humans. According to Friederike Range of the Messerli Research Institute, however, it remains questionable whether the dogs were merely reacting to the communication from the humans and were being “obedient” or if they were truly exhibiting prosocial behaviour. The researchers studied the prosocial behaviour of the animals using a bar-pulling task in which the dogs had to pull trays and decide whether a second dog would receive a treat or not. In the test, the donor dogs used their mouths to pull a string to bring a tray toward a second dog. They could choose either an empty tray or a tray containing a treat on the partner’s side. Dogs donate to familiar partners more often than to unfamiliar ones.

Lauricella runs a goat rescue group called Goats of Anarchy in New Jersey. She thought a duck costume would look cute on her baby goats, especially the newest rescue goat named Polly. So she bought the costume and took it home, not thinking too much of it. Little did Lauricella know just how much Polly would love that duck costume. Polly is a baby goat with serious medical issues. She’s blind, has neurological problems that affect her eating ability and is severely underweight for her age. She also suffers from anxiety. When Polly can’t find Lauricella, she frantically runs around the house, crying her heart out. Polly also has some weird habits, which Lauricella thinks are linked to her anxiety issues. “She’ll find a corner of a wall in the house, and she’ll just start sucking on the wall.” “So all the corners in our house have these little suck marks from her mouth.” When Lauricella put the duck costume on Polly for a photo, something amazing happened. “As soon as I put it on her, she just instantly got calm,” Lauricella said. “There’s something about that duck costume that calms her. She goes into a little trance. She just closes her eyes and she’s out.”

Whether the donor dogs knew the recipient made a difference. Donor dogs pulled the giving tray more often for familiar dogs than for unfamiliar ones. “Dogs truly behave prosocially toward other dogs. That had never been experimentally demonstrated before. What we also found was that the degree of familiarity among the dogs further influenced this behaviour. Prosocial behaviour was exhibited less frequently toward unfamiliar dogs than toward familiar ones.


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Holiday Hazards

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* Certain plants such as Mistletoe berries, and the leaves, stem, and flowers of the Poinsettia can be dangerous to pets. Be sure to keep these plants well out of the reach of animals in your home, or consider using artificial versions. * Foods and drinks such as alcoholic beverages, seeds and pits from many fruits, chocolate, macadamia nuts, walnuts, coffee, tea, salt, onions, and other foods can be harmful to pets. * Never feed pets leftovers from the dinner table. Items such as chicken bones can easily shatter and choke cats and dogs.


* When cooking dinner for your guests, be sure to move pet birds away from the kitchen area. Fumes released from nonstick cookware and self-cleaning ovens can be deadly.


* Decorations such as tinsel, glass ornaments, and garlands can easily attract pets, but are dangerous choking hazards. Electric decorations such as stringed lights can give your pets a shock should they chew on the wires. Keep decorations out of their reach.

* The unusual commotion of the holiday season can be stressful on animals as well as humans. Put your pets in a quiet room or quiet area of the house when guests are visiting. * When traveling with your pets, make sure they are properly secured and don’t fly them in the cargo area on airplanes unless absolutely necessary. For more information about what is poisonous to your pet, visit


Antifreeze is a deadly poison! Unfortunately it has a sweet taste that may attract animals and children. Wipe up spills and store antifreeze (and all household chemicals) out of reach. Better yet, use antifreeze-coolant made with propylene glycol; if swallowed in small amounts, it will not hurt pets, wildlife, or your family.

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ost pet owners face the challenge of needing to find care for their pet at some point or another - whether it be due to a vacation, perhaps to a visiting allergic relative, or a myriad of temporary reasons. But what if your reason left you with an uncertain time of return? After a conversation with Jordan Ross, CEO of PetsEmpower, I learned that there are many pet owners who struggle with more indefinite circumstances that pose significant obstacles to finding a good, temporary home for beloved companions. For instance, up to 65% of domestic violence victims are unable to escape abusers because they are concerned about what will happen to their pets. Ross found himself one of these victims, as he was seeking an escape from domestic violence. In an unfortunate turn of circumstances, Jordan found himself and his devoted dog, a black lab named Jazz, homeless on the streets of downtown Boston primarily because he could not find a refuge that would allow pets. Refusing to let go of his dear companion, Ross searched for alternative solutions for housing. After a year of struggling, and knowing that survival was becoming too risky for both of them, Ross was connected with the Pine Street

Inn, which would help foster Jazz while he was able to get back on his feet, staying with friends and searching for a pet-friendly apartment. Ross would visit Jazz each week for three months until they were happily reunited, “I was also pleasantly surprised when the men looking after Jazz revealed how he lifted their spirits and how much they loved him. I was happy to see fosterers also deeply benefit from this temporary arrangement.” Through his personal experience and continuous researching, Ross realized that he was not alone in the need for pet-friendly housing. In the U.S. alone, approximately one million domestic violence survivors search for pet care in order to stay in a shelter. In Rhode Island, a release from the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence of 10/17/16 shows that 1 in 4 Rhode Islanders will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes and 1 in 10 R.I. high schoolers report that they have already experienced physical dating violence. “Because RI communities are so close-knit, we have all witnessed the suffering caused by domestic violence, or know someone who has.” After spending time talking with community rescue organizations, Ross was able to tout the benefits of fostering: companionship, loyalty, and the cohesion of reuniting pets with owners. He knew

15 he wanted to make connections with people who were willing to care for a pet as their own, but also realize that they were, in turn, caring for the owner - by helping them get the space and time needed to heal, and the confidence they would be reunited with their companion once they were ready, “It’s a critical stage - they’re offering a new lease on life.” He also expressed the importance of allowing owners to visit their pets as-needed, as that can be a healing visit for both. Ross also knew that he needed to be an advocate - a real connection between those seeking safety for themselves and their pets and to inspire hope through the real prospect of reunification. From his personal experience, he founded, a non-profit organization which “preserves healing pet relationships at risk through no fault of owners in crisis that threaten one of the most important relationships on the planet.” PetsEmpower focuses on a myriad of complex, at-risk situations where one might be in need of pet care. Along with domestic violence, they assist in cases dealing with veteran and senior hospitalizations, addiction recovery, sudden job loss, foreclosure, natural disasters and more. Using his own service, Ross recently fostered Shiloh, whose owner was going to be hospitalized and needed help in a hurry. Ross and his own dog loved having another in the house and they played every day together, “[It was] super delightful to spend time with him. It was an incredible experience to see how happy they were to

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reunite.” On the fostering experience, Shiloh’s owner, Amber, left a testimonial that stated “Your company relieved the unnecessary stress of finding a boarding facility in a hurry… there was also complete trust that Shiloh would be taken care of by PetsEmpower… Jordan, you and Pets Empower were a complete lifesaver during a difficult time for me.” Since starting PetsEmpower, Ross has gained quick traction and has been nominated as a finalist for both Social Enterprise Greenhouse and EforAll Southcoast Continued on page 17.


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Norman Bird Sanctuary Receives $10,000 Grant from the Rhode Island Foundation for Animal Ambassador Program

The Rhode Island Foundation’s Program for Animal Welfare awarded the Norman Bird Sanctuary a $10,000 grant to further develop the Animal Ambassador care and education program. The program is designed to directly support the care, feeding and enrichment of the animals in Norman Bird Sanctuary’s care, including a barred owl, two redtailed hawks, rabbits, rats, turtles, snakes, amphibians, and a collection of insects and invertebrates. The Animal Ambassadors, many of whom are recognized by name by local children, play a lead role in Norman Bird Sanctuary’s environmental education programs, helping school children and community members of all ages to learn about animal physiology and build awareness of the wildlife native to their local environment. “Our Animal Ambassadors are an integral part of educational programming that helps community members expand their awareness, knowledge, and compassion for wildlife and conservation issues,” said Natasha Harrison, executive director. “We are delighted that the Rhode Island Foundation shares our commitment to fostering the diverse group of animals that both support and rely on us.”

The NBS education department conducts over 40 public education programs each year to help community members connect to their local environment, including 10 vacation and summercamp sessions; after-school programs at 8 local public schools; and in-school outreach and field trips throughout the year for every local public school. Educational programs that feature the Animal Ambassadors, approximately 90% of all programs, are among the most popular, and highest impact. Limited access to open space combined with a cultural shift toward increased “screen time” indoors has limited opportunities for community members to learn from native animals. Accordingly, a growing number of teachers and school administrators are looking for experiential learning programs to complement classroom curriculum, particularly in light of new Next Generation Science Standards. The further development of the Animal Ambassador program seeks to combat this cultural shift and engage children with live animals to capture their imaginations and advance key learning concepts. The Rhode Island Foundation awarded nearly $470,000 in grants to fund 28 animal welfare programs across the state. “The generosity of our donors and the commitment of our partners are expanding humane education, increasing awareness and improving the quality of animal care in Rhode Island,” said Adrian Bonéy, who oversees the R.I.F.’s Program for Animal Welfare. “Their work is producing new approaches to animal welfare and humane education across Rhode Island.”


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accelerators. He has also gotten significant press through his passionate efforts of trying to build awareness. However, he is still seeking help from the community.

these at-risk scenarios: social workers, mental health experts, past fosterers, animal rescue personnel. And of course, he’s in search of good foster homes.

Ross is always looking for new cases where PetsEmpower can help. He is currently looking to connect with mental health and more domestic violence organizations, along with homeless pet owners looking to transition into another shelter as they all may provide valuable referrals. But after his own time spent homeless in Boston, Ross knows what it’s like to wait, “I realized I need to be patient - it’s going to take some time.” Meanwhile, he’s working to help people find and provide resource and guidance to the inquiries that come.

“I’m touched by how many people have shared their stories with me, are willing to help, and have validated our concept. Please spread the word. Allow us to continue the dialogue.”

Volunteers are always needed. PetsEmpower is currently seeking anyone looking to offer support (a few hours per week) to help build operational capacity, along with being brand ambassadors (hanging flyers, spreading the word, sharing social media, etc.). He’s also looking to build a network of people who understand

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Surviving Your

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The first day with your new puppy will involve traveling, whether it’s a short distance from the shelter or a local breeder or a long ride in a car or the cabin of a plane. This is the perfect opportunity to start teaching your puppy to love his crate. Be sure it’s well stocked with treats and, if possible, a towel or t-shirt that bears the scent of his mother and littermates. That will go a long way toward making him comfortable in his new surroundings. When you arrive, make sure he potties before you bring him indoors. Praise him and give him a treat when he does. Keep him on leash inside — free run of the house is still far in his future. Sit on the floor with him or on the sofa, if you plan to allow him on the furniture. Love on him and talk to him, so he gets to know the sound of your voice and touch of your hand. This is a great time to start teaching him that it’s OK for you to touch his paws, look inside or sniff his ears, rub his belly, touch his tail and groom him with a soft brush. Remember that puppies don’t have good bladder or sphincter control yet, and excitement can make them need to pee or poop. Take your puppy out to potty after 15 to 20 minutes of play, as well as after every meal. A potty run should be the first thing you do with him in the morning and the last thing you do with him at night. Let your puppy spend a short amount of time in his crate. This is a big day for him, and he needs some time to himself, so he can process his new situation. It’s okay to have the crate in the living room or some other area in the home where people are coming and going, but don’t bug him while he’s in there. Unless he needs to go potty, walk away calmly if he starts to whine or bark. Don’t let him out until he’s being quiet. You’ll want to get your pup to the veterinarian within 48 hours of bringing him home. That’s important to make sure he’s in good health. Many puppy purchase contracts require an exam within that time frame as well. Without it, the seller may be unwilling to accept the pup’s return if he has a serious illness or congenital or hereditary defect. The first visit can be strictly for a physical exam and weigh-in. It’s a good opportunity for your pup to meet some nice new people, get handled by them and get some yummy treats. Depending on when his last set of vaccinations took place, you can then schedule the next round of vaccinations.


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Eating, Sleeping and Playing

Feeding your puppy does more than help him grow — it’s a way of bonding, and it gets him on a schedule that makes it easier for you to house-train him. Start with the food the breeder or shelter has been giving him. If you want to change it, gradually mix in the new food over a week to 10 days to limit tummy upset. I don’t recommend free-feeding dogs — leaving food down all the time — at any point in their lives. A regular mealtime gives your dog something to look forward to, helps prevent obesity and ensures that you know if he is starting to eat less or becoming ravenous, both of which can indicate health problems. Consider hand-feeding your puppy for at least the first week he is with you. Just as you would if you were feeding him from a bowl, measure his food, so you don’t give too much. Give him pieces of kibble from your hand as long as he is sitting still or looking at you. Don’t reward him for jumping up, barking or doing anything else you don’t like. Feed him in different areas of the house. If you walk away with the bowl and he follows you, give him some more. Sit in a chair or stand in the kitchen. Pretty soon, you can start asking him to do things, such as sit, down or spin for kibble rewards. This shouldn’t take more than a few minutes per meal, and any family member can do it. The longer you hand-feed, the better. This will help your puppy to develop a soft mouth, so he doesn’t nip or bite when he takes things from your hands. It teaches trust and self-control. It helps him learn not to wolf down his food. And it creates a dog who will likely be crazy easy to train, because he will be so focused on you. Your puppy’s socialization continues through the night — even though you’re both asleep. You may plan to let your pup sleep on the bed, but right now he’s still too young to be allowed that privilege. When it’s bedtime, take him out for one last pee and then matter-offactly put him in his crate with a treat and his towel that smells like mom. Continued on page 28

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Toss Those Cookies? The ins and outs of making your dog vomit. By Lisa Rodier (Reprinted with permission from the Whole Dog Journal)

I can still vividly recall the panic I felt five years ago when I looked up to see my beloved Bouvier, Axel, then 12 years old, stretch out his neck, give a gulp, and swallow the IQube Puzzle Plush squeaky plush ball that he’d been sucking on. I looked at him in disbelief; had he really just quaffed that thing? And should I try to get him to throw it back up? For most of us, seeing our dogs orally inhale a verboten item, whether it be a toy, medication, food product or what-have-you, is one of the most frightening pet parent moments. If your dog swallowed something harmful, would you know if and how to induce vomiting? In Axel’s case, I didn’t even try, and quickly took him to an emergency veterinary clinic where they induced vomiting. Despite their efforts, the ball remained in his belly. We were given the okay to take him home and observe him for any signs of discomfort. Today, my husband and I share our home

with an adolescent Bouvier, Atle. While Atle is no more prone to eating inappropriate items than the next adolescent dog (that is, fairly likely!), I’ve decided it’s high time that I learn how to induce vomiting in an emergency. In A Hurry To Hurl? Dr. Jennifer Pittman is a critical care specialist at BluePearl-Georgia Veterinary Specialists in Atlanta, where she spends most of her time in the ICU and ER, and sees anywhere from 4 to 10 toxicity cases a week. As a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, toxicity is right up her alley – and she would like the opportunity to consult with a pet owner before said owner induces vomiting. “There are things that we don’t want to come back up,” Dr. Pittman warns. Also, inducing vomiting is not without risk of potential complications, such as aspiration of vomitus, which could lead to the development of pneumonia. Talking with

a veterinarian beforehand lets you weigh what your dog has ingested against the risk of inducing vomiting. If your Chihuahua eats one Hershey Kiss, for example, it’s likely he’ll be okay, so inducing vomiting can probably be avoided. Although Dr. Pittman says that she hesitates to provide hard and fast rules of when we should absolutely induce vomiting, she does have some general guidelines for different situations: Induce Vomiting Immediately... If you see your dog ingest antifreeze, induce vomiting immediately. Anti-freeze is very rapidly absorbed across the gastric wall; within 30 minutes or less of ingestion, enough antifreeze has already been absorbed by your dog’s body to cause kidney toxicity. And then get your dog to a veterinary clinic ASAP. You Should Induce Your Dog... If your dog ingests human medication or a goodly dose of another dog’s medications, it’s

27 a good idea to make the dog vomit. “That would be a time I’d say to induce vomiting regardless,” Dr. Pittman advises. It Depends on What’s Swallowed... Say your dog swallows a golf ball or your daughter’s teddy bear. Depending on the size of your dog versus the object, inducing vomiting might be a good idea, but many times, the object needs to be removed with an endoscope. In these cases, confer with your veterinarian regarding the probability that the object could make it back up your dog’s throat if vomiting was induced. You Probably Shouldn’t Induce If... Your dog drinks an acidic substance such as bleach or a household cleaner, or eats a sharp-edged item. Inducing vomiting in these cases is more safely accomplished under the direct supervision of a veterinarian who can weigh the risks and benefits and act quickly if the plan goes south. Do NOT Induce Vomiting... If your dog is sedate, comatose, or displaying signs of neurologic impairment or seizures, do not induce vomiting. Dr. Pittman says, “The dog must appear clinically normal when you try to induce vomiting.” If he’s not normal, do not induce vomiting; you run a high risk of complications from aspiration. The Art Of Induction 3% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is the therapy to use should you need to induce your dog to vomit. The solution works as a direct irritant to the dog’s gastric lining; in a perfect world, the dog vomits fairly quickly after administration. The dose is not a lot: 1 teaspoon per 5 lbs of the dog’s body weight, with a maximum of 3 tablespoons. There are 3 teaspoons in a

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tablespoon, so the maximum dose for dogs who weigh more than 45 lbs is 3 tablespoons per dose. If the H2O2 works its magic, your dog should vomit within two to five minutes of receiving the first dose. If he doesn’t vomit within five minutes, it’s okay to re-dose. Then stop. Dr. Pittman warns that if your dog does not vomit within 10 minutes, you should be on your way to the vet. Do not administer more than the suggested dose. If given an exceedingly large dose of H2O2, the dog’s stomach could rupture! How To administer A syringe is the first choice; it enables you to measure the dose precisely, and squirt it right into the back of the dog’s mouth. If your dog is prone to eating odd things, keep an unopened bottle of peroxide (so that it’s unoxidized and fizzy-fresh if needed) and fasten a syringe to the bottle with a rubber band, so you have everything you need in an emergency. Another tactic that Dr. Pittman finds useful is to soak a piece of bread with the measured dose of hydrogen peroxide and immediately feed it to the dog. Don’t be disappointed if your pooch doesn’t produce. “In the majority of cases, trying to induce vomiting at home, unfortunately, is not as successful as we wish it would be. Don’t be disappointed when it doesn’t work, and know that you’re not alone,” says Dr. Pittman. Whether the induction “works” or not, your next move is to head immediately to your dog’s veterinarian or veterinary emergency clinic. Continued on page 29.

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First 30 Days

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Don’t respond to whining or barking. Tell him good night and go to bed yourself. He’ll soon settle down, and your scent and the sound of your breathing will help to calm him. Depending on his age, he might not be able to last through the night without another potty outing. If you hear whining or scratching at the crate door late at night, hustle him outdoors, so he can do his business, and then bring him right back in to his crate. You don’t want him to get the idea that you’ll play with him in the middle of the night. You most likely bought a few toys before bringing your new pup home. Now that you’ve observed him for a couple of days, you probably have a better idea of how he likes to play and what types of toys intrigue him. If he’s a big pup who likes to chew, make sure his toys are tough. They shouldn’t have any pieces that he can chew off and swallow or any stuffing that can come out if he rips the toy apart. Some pups are gobblers. They rapidly bite off and swallow pieces of rawhide or anything else they can chew up. Avoid giving them anything like that and stick to large, tough rubber items, such as balls that they can’t take a bite out of. I’m a big fan of puzzle toys, too. Put food or treats inside and watch your puppy go to work trying to figure out how to get at them.

Learning Starts Early

Depending on where you got him, his breed and his individual breeder, your pup is anywhere from 7 to 12 weeks old. That’s right during his critical learning period, when he is soaking up all kinds of information about the world around him and how he should behave in it.

This critical period lasts until he is 14 to 16 weeks old, so you may have as little as a couple of weeks to make the absolute most of this rapid learning stage. Of course, he’ll still learn afterward, but the things you teach during this time — good and bad — will really stick in his memory, so make sure it’s the right stuff. The goal is for him to have lots of positive experiences with friendly people, dogs and cats. Meeting the neighbors, learning the sounds in your home and neighborhood, and going to the veterinarian for the first time are all part of your puppy’s socialization process. Once he’s been with you for a week, it’s time to turbocharge his introduction to the world. During his critical learning period, your puppy should meet at least 100 different people, not just the same 10 people over and over again. To get the numbers up, introduce him to the people delivering mail and packages and the gardeners in your neighborhood. Take him for short car rides and on errands, where you can take him into local businesses, such as the dry cleaners, a private postal service or an open-air shopping mall. (Be sure he potties outside immediately before you take him onto the premises, so he’s always welcome back.) If it’s a place where other dogs might go, carry him in a puppy sling or backpack or put him in a cart and don’t expose him to other dogs until your veterinarian tells you he’s had enough vaccinations. Take treats for strangers to give him. Meeting new people and having lots of different experiences is important, because it gives a puppy broad experience to draw on later in life. A puppy who has met only middle-aged people or only your friends or neighbors doesn’t cope as well when he meets other types of people, such as young children, people wearing uniforms, people in wheelchairs or people from other cultures. Continued on page 33.


Toss Those Cookies Continued from page 27.

If you succeed in getting your dog to vomit, it’s helpful to clean up and bring the vomitus with you to the vet’s office. “That’s probably the least glorious part of this whole process,” says Dr. Pittman. “If you’re worried that your dog ate four pills, we’ve got to search through that mess and try to identify those four pills.” REALLY? The vet wants the mess? Yes and no. “Absolutely, we’re happy to evaluate what came up,” says Dr. Pittman. That said, even having the vomit won’t solve all the mysteries. “But some medications, like gel caps or rapid release formulas, dissolve the minute they hit the stomach, so we’ll never find those.” But if fragments of the pills are found, it can make a huge difference in the next course of action, says Dr. Pittman: “The difference in the pills still being there versus them not, may mean three days of hospitalization.” SIDE BAR Who you gonna call? Your initial call for advice can be to your local veterinarian or a poison control hotline. If your dog has ingested something fairly pedestrian (yet still potentially dangerous) such as a box of dark chocolate, a pound of raisins, a bulk package of gum containing xylitol, or other potentially toxic food products, odds are that your vet can adequately advise you. If your dog’s choice of poison is something more exotic, such as a cocktail of grandma’s beta blockers, statins, and anti-anxiety meds, you’d be better off making your first call to an animal poison control hotline. There are two phone consult toxicology services, both offering consultations 24/7 and run by veterinarians: ✓ ASPCA Animal Poison Control: (888) 426-4435. Fee: $65 payable at time of call by credit card. ( pet-care/ animal-poison-control) ✓ Pet Poison Help Line: (855) 764-7661. Fee: $49 payable at time of call by credit card. ( When you call, you’ll provide the consulting veterinarian with the details of what your dog consumed, his age, weight, and other pertinent facts, and in return you’ll get a case number. The benefit to doing this before traveling to your vet clinic, or even en route (if someone else is with you and they are driving) is that by the time you reach the clinic, your veterinarian can call the service back with your case number and hit the ground running. Dr. Pittman notes that many veterinary clinics themselves will err on the side of caution and consult poison control for two reasons: 1. To check for updated information about recent toxicities and newer formulations of drugs and combinations; many drug interactions are not commonly known. 2. To document the case and build a bank of information for treatment of future cases. “In a perfect world,” Dr. Pittman says, “you’d initiate contact with your local vet and contact the service at essentially the same time.”

Wandering Tails: Iguana On The Roof By Mike Fink

I buy the pet series stamps at the post office, and dwell on my memories of each creature we domesticate, imprison, and also love. One of my alums--former student--had a pet iguana! “Fred” asked me to visit stores that sold lizards and other reptiles to investigate what it is about them he finds so soothing and charming. Well, this Fred has “dreads” and is...what?...”of color.” He is also a twin. He never knew his dad and, I believe, adopted me as a sort of father-figure. Fred visited me at my home, which faces an abandoned strip of farmland, currently with hibernating salamanders or newts slumbering under rocks. They came out and yawned and relaxed on Fred’s long, graceful fingers. I snapped a shot of this lovely and strange image. I guess the world ruled by the iguana was his spiritual realm. Something like that. Anyway, to come to the point, that iguana led Fred to his career! Quite literally. He went to work for our downtown gallery/shop for giant monsters: it’s called “Big Nazo.” From there, my friend and ally Fred made his way first to Bali and thence to Hollywood...and he brought his pet iguana with him! His entire design destiny was inspired by that fabulous creature. He makes the nightmares of the American People, but playfully. I have a bas-relief of the idealized iguana on my garage: it was a gift of monster-maker as a souvenir of our tours of the pet-shops of Providence and its provinces and a memoir of our comaraderie. I can see him now in my fond mind’s eye, with the iguana on his head, the dreadlocks along his sideburns, a big smile, and the postman staring in wonder at the marvelous sight!



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Hi, I’m Daisy Duke! I’m a 2 year old white and black short-haired cat. I have had a rough life up until this point. I’m friendly and sweet, but prefer to be the only pet in the house.

I’m Latte! I’m sure I’ll be your favorite! I am a beautiful 2 year old dilute torti with oneof-a-kind orange and grey markings. I am a smaller, petite girl who was found this winter living among a feral cat colony. I was never a feral girl though, I was just hungry!

Hello, I’m Redford! For months, I struggled to find food and was lucky to find the comfort of a feral cat colony, but I knew that living an outside life was not for me. I always stayed behind to finish the food that was left, but I wasn’t like the other cats, I wanted and craved the attention of people. I trust people and want to be loved.

Hello I’m Piper. I have a beautiful black coat and I’m super sweet. I love to be pet, and absolutely love catnip…but I’m still a little shy to come right up to you. I’ve been at the shelter for 9 months, so it is time that I find my fur-ever home.

Pet Refuge 500 Stony Lane, North Kingstown, RI •

My name is Brooke. Someone left me at the shelter and now the people who work here are taking care of me. I recently had kittens before I came to the shelter and now I’m hoping to find a new home where I can relax. I have double paws and like to be held. I’ve been told I’m nice and sweet and I’ll give you kisses, too.

My name is Miley. I’m hoping to find my special forever home where I’m able to be the only pet and there are no children. I love attention from adults and I’m completely content to just chill. If you’re looking for this type of friend, I’d love to be yours.

My name is Gronk and I’m shy and sleepy. My name is Sheila and I’m a chunky little I was abandoned outside the building and kitty who loves treats. I’m about 3-4 years now I live at the shelter. I would take a little old and I’m passive around other cats, so I’ve while to adjust to a new home, but I’m sure had trouble finding a home. I’m a little bit of I’d be happy once I did. I’m hoping to find a scaredy cat so I need to find a gentle and a new home with Carmen, if we could. loving home where any other pets, if there We’re both white and orange and about 6 are any, will be nice to me. months old.

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Advertising Sales Needed The Animal Print is looking for an experienced ad sales rep. The ideal candidate should be: • Experienced & skilled in advertising sales. • Great with people and easy to get along with. • Enjoy selling to customers both on the phone and face to face. • Computer literate. • The ability to work as an Independent Contractor. • Commit to at least 3 days a week. We pay a competitive commission plus bonuses based on monthly sales goals. We also offer some other fun perks. Please send your resume and cover letter to

Magazine Intern Wanted The Animal Print is looking for a motivated intern to assist the editor in a variety of duties which include internet research, phone calls, marketing, data entry, errands/deliveries, proofing, event help and general office help with the magazine. We are looking for an easy going person who is comfortable speaking on the phone and in person to clients, self motivated and hard working, and is available at least 2 days a week. Please send your resume or a short letter about yourself and we will be in touch if we feel you could be a good fit for the position.Email to

Fundraising Help Needed Rhode Island Canine Search and Rescue Inc. seeks your assistance with raising funds to purchase a generator and lights to help us provide assistance to the citizens of Rhode Island by providing trained canines and handlers to locate missing persons. The generator and lights will provide us the much needed ability to search at night and provide our response trailer electricity to support our team members out in the field. Any help you could provide, would be greatly appreciated! Please click on the link below


Volunteers needed at Hands That Heal Rhode Island Looking for volunteers to join a Fundraising Committee. The Committee will be responsible for ideas, planning and execution as a team.If you would like to volunteer, please email us at:

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Volunteers needed at the Humane Association of NW RI, RI’s oldest no-kill shelter located in Pascoag. We need friendly visitors to pet and play with the adoptable cats, as well as people to help with fund-raising activities such as bake sales, yard sales, car washes, craft fairs, etc. Please support our nonprofit no-kill shelter. Call 401-568-5734.

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Surviving Your First 30 Days Continued from page 28.

A little adversity during this time is good for your pup’s adventurous soul. Moderate amounts of stress during the socialization period can prepare a puppy to be ready for anything. Give him a change of elevation by putting him on top of a picnic table or clothes dryer, or surprise him with a toy while playing peekaboo. These simple things can help him become unflappable as he matures.

Time for School

The first two to three weeks after you bring him into your house is a great time to start training him at home. You’re teaching him how to learn and developing a relationship with him at the same time — a real win-win! It’s easy to teach tricks, such as sit, down, come, high-five, roll over and more. You should also start to work with him on important commands like “drop it” and “give it,” which not only improve his manners but can help to keep him safe. Start looking for a good puppy kindergarten class as soon as you

take your pup home. By the time he has typically had two sets of vaccinations — usually by 10 to 12 weeks of age — he’s ready to start school. Ask your veterinarian when your puppy is ready. Puppy kindergarten classes offer socialization opportunities with other pups and people. The trainer can help you learn to teach your dog throughout his life. If you’re smart, you’ll never let learning end for your dog. Learning new things keeps his mind and body active and helps to keep him out of trouble. Here are six things your puppy should be learning: • No teeth on people — ever! • No jumping up on people. • Always potty outside (don’t give him any chances to make a mistake). • Meeting people is great! • Going to the vet is fun!

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Shawn & Gary Jerome What do you do for a living? Shawn: Business Manager/DJ Superhero Gary: Carrying bags and other items down Hope St. home for dad.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Shawn: Full Moon rise over the beach. Gary: Digging holes in the sand at the beach. Is there anything that embarrassed you? Shawn: When Gary rolls on the sidewalk instead of walking.

Gary: When Shawn tries to hoist me into the car, I can do it.

What is your most treasured possession? Shawn: Yearly flower beds and vegetable gardens. Gary: The dirt in the garden in the backyard. What is it that you disliked most in life? Shawn: Having to constantly drive Gary around. Gary: That I have to stay in the back seat. What is your greatest fear? Shawn: The Great Dane at the dog park. Gary: The Great Dane at the dog park.

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